Jessie Dunlop is a visual artist, with a background in museums and archaeology. She has worked on excavation sites in Southern England and Central Spain. This fascination with the past is evident in her art, and the stories that are told upon the canvas. Since arriving from England 5 years ago to make the Okanagan home, Dunlop has been establishing herself in the local art scene. She is inspired by history, old photos, and half-remembered stories from her childhood. Jessie's work has been described as "otherworldly" and is peopled by characters and strange landscapes, drawn from her imagination.
With background in Archaeology
Now calls the Okanagan home
& Inspired by Fairytales
Art in Acrylic and Watercolour
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Event: Motive Art Exhibit Location: Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton Dates: June 23rd to Mid-November 2016 Details: Artwork from the Penticton Tumbleweed Gallery Collective. Artists: Jill Leir Salter, Liz Marshall, Susan McCarrell, W.L. Hibberd, Carol Munro, Jenny Long, Kirsten Robertson, Jessie Dunlop.
Event: Portraits of Imaginary Friends Location: St. Germain Cafe and Gallery, Penticton Dates: April 7th to May 16th 2016 Details: Imaginary Friends of artists from the South Okanagan, and Vancouver. Artists: Kristian Adam, Megan Majewski, Rebekah Plett, Tasha Zimich, Jan Little, Jenny Long, Sarah Fahey, Julia Iredale, Jessie Dunlop, Flavia, Andrea Hooge
Event: Traction Art Exhibit Location: Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton Dates: November 19th 2015 to June 20th 2016 Details: New works of art from the 8 artists of the Tumbleweed Gallery Collective. Artists: Jill Leir Salter, Liz Marshall, Susan McCarrell, W.L. Hibberd, Jenny Long, Kirsten Lee, Jessie Dunlop.
Event: Eight Versus 200 Art Exhibit at the St. Germain Cafe and Gallery, Penticton. Dates: November 19th 2015 to January 6th 2016 Details: Artwork from a selection of local artists, all priced at $200. Artists: Jessie Dunlop, Bethany Handfield, Kristine Lee, Jan Little, Jenny Long, Liz Marshall, Carol Munro, Heather Yip.
Some photos from the “Muse Unconventional Art” Drawing session at Art House Penticton. The event was on August 21st 2015, and the next is scheduled for September 18th 2015 🙂 Models donned costumes, with a mermaid vs. Steampunk and burlesque dancer vs challenge cyclist.
Woman in a forest of shattered glass, with owl watching silently from her shoulder. Acrylic on Canvas. Painted at Art House from November 2014 through to August 2015. It has gone through many changes.
Acrylic on Canvas, size is 24″ x 24″. This painting has been a work in progress since May of 2015, and has undergone many transformations. I am happy to say that it is finally finished!
Crimson Fields (II) Acrylic on Canvas, size 24″ x 24″